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Benny BellCollected Works of Benny Bell ()

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This audio is part of the collection: 78 RPMs & Cylinder Recordings
It also belongs to collection: Music, Arts & Culture

Artist/Composer: Benny Bell
Date: 0000-00-00 00:00:00


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A Disgusted Millionaire (double-entendre party record) (1940s) 2.6 MB
A Goose for My Girl (double-entendre party record) (1975) 2.3 MB
Did You Ever Hear That Song (double-entendre party record) (1940s) 2.3 MB
Dopey John (double-entendre party record) (1940s) 2.3 MB
Down By the Old Mill Stream (double-entendre party record) (1940s) 2.2 MB
Everybody Wants My Fanny (double-entendre party record) 2.0 MB
Fancy Definitions (double-entendre party record) (1940s) 2.4 MB
Farewell Song (double-entendre party record) (1975) 2.5 MB
Go Take a Ship for Yourself (double-entendre party record) (1940s) 1.4 MB
Go to Work You Jerk (double-entendre party record) (1940s) 1.9 MB
I Know a Crazy Song (double-entendre party record) (1940s) 1.9 MB
Ikey and Mikey (double-entendre party record) (1975) 1.6 MB
I'll Never Get Drunk Again (double-entendre party record) 1.6 MB
I'm the Guy Who Took a Ship for Myself (double-entendre party record) (1940s) 2.1 MB
Jack of All Trades (double-entendre party record) (1975) 2.7 MB
McCarthy and McGinnis (double-entendre party record) (1940s) 2.4 MB
Meet Me On the Corner (double-entendre party record) (1940s) 2.1 MB
Noses Run In My Family (double-entendre party record) (1940s) 1.8 MB
Oh That Dumb-bell (double-entendre party record) (1940s) 2.4 MB
Pincus Went to the Mountains (double-entendre party record) (1946) 1.5 MB
Pincus the Peddler (double-entendre party record) (1940s) 2.4 MB
Pink Pills for Pale People (double-entendre party record) (1940s) 2.3 MB
Shaving Cream (double-entendre party record) 2.5 MB
She's So Clever (double-entendre party record) (1940s) 2.0 MB
She's Still Got It (double-entendre party record) (1940s) 1.4 MB
Take a Ship for Yourself 3.4 MB
The Automobile Song (double-entendre party record) (1940s) 1.8 MB
The Girl From Chicago (double-entendre party record) 2.5 MB
The Janitors Can (double-entendre party record) (1940s) 2.0 MB
There Ain't No Santa Clause (double-entendre party record) (1940s) 1.6 MB
Turtle Song (double-entendre party record) (1975) 2.1 MB
Two Times Tonight (double-entendre party record) (1940s) 2.3 MB
Weddings Bells (double-entendre party record) (1940s) 2.5 MB
Why Buy a Cow, When Milk is Cheap (double-entendre party record) (1940s) 2.6 MB
You're Made to Order for Me (double-entendre party record) (1940s) 2.2 MB
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Reviewer: KipW - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - February 16, 2013
Subject: some faves
Benny was quite a busy guy! I first heard "Shaving Cream" on Dr. Demento, in a version I don't see here (which ends with a little coda, "You thought I was gonna say shhhhhh..."). He does it better than anybody, and I'm including "Sweet Violets" in that, because they're the same thing in many ways.

I also like "Why Buy A Cow When Milk Is Cheap?", which starts off as a comment on married life, with an implied entendre, then just becomes a general commentary, but the refrain is infectious.

My favorite, though, has to be "Everybody Wants My Fanny," which fully meets the expected requirements of the double-entendre party song. Like "Shaving Cream," I first heard it played by Dr. D — back when he played the good old stuff — and half-remembered it for years before discovering the joys of the Archive.

ps: "Yecch! Cats" is from an early 70s MAD Magazine article of songs to and about pets and might be by Frank Jacobs. I wrote a 'review' here to say so, but when I wrote this one, the other one vanished. I hope there aren't a dozen comments by me here next time I come and look.

Reviewer: itrustnoone@juno.com - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - October 15, 2011
Subject: Didn't He Have a Song called Yeach Cats
Does anyone know who sang this song. I thought it was Benny Bell.

Any Help would be greatly appreciated

Yeach! Cats! Yeach! Cats!
Don't try to give one to me, to me
Yeach! Cats! Yeach! Cats!
Don't try to give one to me.

Reviewer: rinso - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - April 23, 2011
Subject: Oh,Benny!
This is a wonderful collection of great songs by a master of the double entendre,Benny Bell...
unavailable anywhere else but here at The Archive. This is a collection that I would recommend to anyone that enjoys today's rap music with all the foul lyrics to show them that you don't have to be vulgar to get a point across,and what one's imagination can do. My only problem with this collection is you have to get them track by track,as
you won't get all of them when you download the zip file. All in all,this is extremely entertaining,and a must for collectors!

Reviewer: RadioDave - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - January 14, 2011
Subject: Joel Samberg (Benny Bell's grandson) on Dave's Gone By, Jan. 15, 2011
Benny Bell fans - don't miss Joel Samberg, Benny Bell's grandson and author of the biography, "Grandpa had a Long One," live on my radio show: Dave's Gone By, Sat, 1/15/11, noon-3pm(ET) on uncradio.com!
Once the episode airs, it will also be archived on my website, davesgoneby.com.
Great to have these songs online!

Reviewer: loveoldaudio - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - April 20, 2006
Subject: funny stuff by a funny man
Most of these are most definitely not available anywhere but here, in this archive. When "Shaving Cream," was revived in 1975, mostly by the Dr. Demento show, it sold like mad. I was 12, and you can imagine the fun a 12-year-old lad who lead a sheltered life would have with that record, which, quite naturally, I was forbidden to buy. I sang it though, at every possible occasion, and over a space of years a pal of mine and myself added lots of verses Benny Bell hadn't thought of. Pauly Wynn sings lead on this classic, though Benny himself sings the lead on some of the others, which are good for laughs. I can see how '40s folks like my parents would have been scandalized, but these are positively tame when stacked up against to-day's rap and heavy metal, which are often filled with profanities and hideous suggestions. These are all good clean fun, especially the centerpiece, Shaving Cream.